The '''Sierra Club''' is an environmental organization
in the United States
. It was founded on May 28, 1892, in San Francisco, California
, by the Scottish-American preservationist John Muir
, who became its first president.
Traditionally associated with the Progressivism in the United States|progressive movement
, the club was one of the first large-scale environmental preservation organizations in the world, and currently engages in lobbying politicians to promote green policies. In recent years, the club has gravitated toward green politics
and especially toward bright green environmentalism
. Recent focuses of the club include promoting green energy
, mitigating global warming
, and Beyond Coal|opposing coal
In addition to political advocacy, the Sierra Club organizes outdoor recreation activities, and is a notable organization for mountaineering
and rock climbing
in the United States, having...